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Cox headed to JDCC

ECHS senior Kaylee Cox announced Friday that she will play softball at Jefferson Davis Community College. Joining Cox for the signing were: front row, left to right, her mother, Theresa Rutherford; Cox; and her father, Donnie Cox; back row, left to right, ECHS softball coach Stephanie Adams; her stepfather, Chris Rutherford; JDCC coach Misti Nims; her stepmother, Wendy Cox; her grandmother, Nancy Smith; and her grandfather, Walter Sessions.

ECHS senior Kaylee Cox announced Friday that she will play softball at Jefferson Davis Community College. Joining Cox for the signing were: front row, left to right, her mother, Theresa Rutherford; Cox; and her father, Donnie Cox; back row, left to right, ECHS softball coach Stephanie Adams; her stepfather, Chris Rutherford; JDCC coach Misti Nims; her stepmother, Wendy Cox; her grandmother, Nancy Smith; and her grandfather, Walter Sessions.

Escambia County High School senior softball player Kaylee Cox will continue her athletic career at Jefferson Davis Community College.

Cox officially announced her decision at a ceremony held Friday at the ECHS library. She said she was excited to join the Lady Warhawks because she has two cousins who play on the team — Chelsey Ramer and Tristen Boothe.

“I just really have a love for the game of softball,” Cox said. “I’ve been playing since I was very young.”

JDCC coach Misti Nims said that her team was getting a talented player.

“We’ve been watching Kaylee for five years,” Nims said. “She’s a strong pitcher and has a great work ethic. We know that she will be an impact player for us as a freshman.”